Rear-end collisions can have deadly results, especially if a semi truck is involved. A truck accident that takes place under any circumstances has the potential to cause serious damage, and individuals in vehicles that are struck by trucks can be at risk of suffering serious or fatal injuries. Because tragic outcomes can be a result of such a crash, legal action may also result.
Family members of three individuals may be looking into legal claims after the occupants of a vehicle were killed in a Georgia accident. It was reported that the vehicle that the three individuals were in was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer while traveling on the interstate. The crash caused both vehicles to travel through the median into the the opposite lanes of traffic.
The names and ages of the individuals in the first vehicle were not given in the report, but it was noted that all three suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the truck was also injured in the accident and was transported to an area hospital. The accident is continuing to be investigated, and it was unknown at the time of the report whether charges would result.
The family members of the victims of this Georgia truck accident are likely devastated by the losses they have suffered. Due to the circumstances of the crash, they may wish to file wrongful death claims against the driver considered at fault for the collision. These civil claims could help them seek compensation for their losses and other resulting damages, such as end-of-life and funeral expenses.
Source: gpb.org, “Three Dead In Interstate 16 Accident“, June 19, 2015